Where can you find out more? For family and friends, workers and professionals, employers and workplaces.
There is a range of information and advice, as well as organisations in the ACT that are available to help you if you are wanting to know how to help others who are experiencing domestic or sexual violence, or if you want to know what assistance is available or where to get help in the ACT.
Canberra based domestic violence crisis services
Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS)
Phone: (02) 6280 0900 (24 hour crisis line)
Canberra based sexual assault services
Canberra Rape Crisis Centre (CRCC)
Phone: (02) 6247 2525 (crisis line)
Service Assisting Male Survivors of Sexual Assault (SAMSSA)
Phone: (02) 6247 2525
Nguru: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support and Community Education Program
Phone: (02) 6247 2525 (7.00am-11.00pm, 7 days a week)
Forensic and Medical Assault Care (FAMSAC)
Phone: (02) 6244 2184 (Monday–Friday 9.00am–5.00pm)
Phone: (02) 6244 2222 (after hours)
24 hour crisis support services
1800 Respect National counselling helpline, information and support 24/7
Phone: 1800 737 732
Phone: 1800 55 1800
Phone: 13 11 14
ACT Mental Health Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team
Phone: 1800 629 354
Phone: 1300 78 99 78
Canberra based websites
ACT Domestic Violence Prevention Council (DVPC) website
The Domestic Violence Prevention Council’s website provides advice and information advice for families or friends of someone experiencing violence; for service providers wanting advice to help others; or for people who may be using violence.
The website also provides information for workers needing resources for helping clients experiencing family violence, or who are looking to improve their skills and knowledge in dealing with domestic and family violence, or for employers seeking workplace-related information about domestic and family violence.
What to say website
The What to say website is designed to give individuals and workplaces the information they need to identify sexual violence and to respond, even though it may not be easy speaking up about it. What to say gives information about safe ways to intervene when you witness sexual violence, and also provides advice on how to support someone who tells you they’ve experienced sexual violence.